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By Rob Frank staff blogger
This is the Go Erie Street View blog. Follow us out on our adventures as we capture Erie events on camera!   Read more about this blog.
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Posted: July 10th, 2012

It’s been a busy start to the month at Street View. We’ve been covering all kinds of events and special features.  First up, we took a ride on the new segway tours at Peek’n Peak resort and spa.  These off-road segways were a blast to ride and even easier to learn.  Check out the full video below.

This past weekend was the annual Panegyri Greek Festival at Assumption Greek Orthodox Church.  Our Street View photographer Dan Smith stopped by on Saturday and snapped photos of festival goers.

You can visit the full gallery online by clicking here. The Young Peoples Chorus of Erie (YPC) competed recently in the World Choir Games in Cincinnati, OH.  They collectively brought home two gold medals and one silver medal.  They were greeted by family and friends in the Penn State Behrend parking lot.

You can visit the full gallery online by clicking here.

We also shot a video of their arrival and mini-performance for the crowd.



This was a very special day for the YPC choristers because it was their first official competition.  The day was a mixed bag of emotions because director and founder of the YPC, Jason Bishop, is moving on to another position in New Jersey.

Next week is Roar on the Shore, Erie’s annual bike rally.  This year show coordinators expect over 100,000 bikes to converge on the city over a four day period which is almost a 30% increase over last year.  We’ll have all four days covered, both in photos and video so be sure to check back!


Posted: July 3rd, 2012

The fireworks at Canadohta Lake, just outside Union City, are some of the best in the region and definitely worth the 45 minute drive from Erie.  The show is fired from Shreve Ridge Road just west of the lake, but it’s visible from anywhere along the shoreline.  With so many vantage points, traffic usually isn’t a problem like you would find in bigger shows around the region.

The show is produced by R and R fireworks, a company from Central PA.  They have been producing the show for the last 5 years.  It’s a fast paced show with varied size fireworks.  The crew from R and R light the show with road flares so it’s interesting to watch them operate at the cannon level on the ground.  A word of caution to those with younger children, this show is LOUD and lengthy (this year it clocked at 27 minutes).

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Several residents have bonfires after the fireworks

For more great summer events and festivals visit the Street View page on  Next week we’ll have a recap of all of the 4th of July festivities as well as some festivals in the area.
Do you have an event you want covered by Street View?  Email us!

- Rob

Posted: April 24th, 2012

A local dance company Dance Vibe received a bid to Dance Worlds 2012 at the Walt Disney Resort in Orlando, FL.  On Tuesday April 23, Dance Vibe had a send-off party for the sponsors, participants and families of Dance Vibe’s open team.

Street View stopped by to get some images of the event.  They had a great turnout and they even performed a part of their routine for the crowd.

This is the second year in a row that Dance Vibe has received a bid for worlds.  They placed 5th in the world in 2011.


The whole gallery shot by the Street View team can be viewed here.  If you have an event that you’d like Street View to cover, contact us at

Posted: August 11th, 2011

One week and counting: Celebrate Erie kicks off next Thursday. From August 18-21, downtown Erie transforms to celebrate the best of local art, eats, culture, and business.

The best part? The Street View squad will be downtown all weekend, covering the action. Follow us on Twitter @GoErieEvents, and keep checking for photo galleries, video, and more coverage.

Bring your family to the GoErie photo booth, and get a GoErie key chain.

Bring your family to the GoErie photo booth, and get a GoErie key chain.

Stop by the photo booth and get your picture taken! Say you found us on Street View, and get a free key chain.

Did you Celebrate Erie last year? Check out last year’s photo galleries and see if you can spot your friends. See last year’s coverage of Celebrate Erie, and get pumped for 2011.


Thursday: Taste of Erie and the Artist’s Colony. This year, these Celebrate Erie staples will share Perry Square, so you can browse local Erie creative works while voting for the ERIEsistible Entree.

The chalk walk gets started Thursday night, too; watch area artists start chalking at 5pm in between 9th and 10th Streets.

Friday: Thursday night’s Taste of Erie and exhibits by the Artist Colony continue all weekend long.

Find music and entertainment all over State Street: From the Lake Erie Belly Dancers to the Kids Zone Stage, there’s something for everyone.

Vote for your favorite chalk drawing as you walk up and down the chalk walk on State Street between 9th and 10th.

Caught at the GoErie photo booth! Come get your picture taken, and get a GoErie key chain.

Caught at the GoErie photo booth! Come get your picture taken, and get a GoErie key chain.

Saturday: Take a break from State Street and celebrate the city’s nautical heritage at the Bayfront with the Second Annual Cardboard Regatta. Stake out a spot at the Maritime Center for the Parade of Boats at 10:00am and watch the races at 1:00pm. Get psyched for this year’s race by checking out the Brig Niagara.

Celebrate Diversity at 12th and State with the Multicultural Community Resource Center, and tour the world and see everything from the Chinese Lion Dance to the Sudanese Community Choir.

Saturday night is bike night: get ready to rock with Thirst ‘N Howl at 8pm, but don’t miss Kansas on the Main Stage at 9pm.

Sunday: Your last chance for the Taste of Erie, the Artist Colony, the Chalk Walk, and the rest of Celebrate Erie’s downtown action.

Jerrod Neiman wraps up Celebrate Erie 2011, and stay for the fireworks directly after the performance.

For a full schedule, check out the events calendar on Street View‘s Celebrate Erie.

Posted: July 25th, 2011

Thinking about heading to Discover Presque Isle this weekend? Our Street View team will be there!

Before you hit the park, visit and tour the park from your computer. The site offers an interactive park map, beach information, 5-day beach forecast, a trail map and gallery of stunning Presque Isle photos including beautiful beach sunsets.

So far it’s looking like a hot one so bring your suit and don’t forget to stop, say hello, and get your photo taken by our Street View team. See you at the beach!

Posted in: Photo Booths
Posted: April 4th, 2011

Sara’s opened their doors for the season this past Friday and to us, that’s a sure sign that summer is near. We can also note that in just one month Waldameer will open and colleges will begin graduating another year of students. All this summer anticipation has us excited!

Our Street View team is also getting ready for the summer season. We’re adding events to our calendar that we don’t want to miss and continuing to add photographers to our Street View team. If you’re interested, or know someone who is interested in being part of our Street View team, email Dann Miller.

Would you like to see a member of our team take photos at your upcoming event? Email us the details and just maybe you’ll be the next stop on our list!

Break out the flip flops and see you soon.

Posted in: Fan Cam, Photo Booths
Posted: April 1st, 2011

Join us at the Kids’ Sports & Fitness Expo at Family First Sports Park! We’ll have a photo booth at the free expo event Saturday and hope you’ll stop by to say hello. Free the free expo runs from 10am -4pm Saturday and 11am – 6pm Sunday. Both days will also feature a one-of-a-kind sports experience featuring fun, hands-on instruction on the fundamental skills of soccer, basketball, football, baseball and golf by local college and semi-professional sports teams and their mascots. Click here for a coupon for $2 off admission.  Learn more about the weekend expo.

Posted in: Photo Booths
Posted: March 2nd, 2011

Stop and see us at the Erie Sport & Travel Expo this weekend at the Bayfront Convention Center. GoErie has a coupon for $1 off admission and kids under 10 are free!

We’re counting down the days to celebrate the Irish. We’ll be capturing faces of Erie at the St. Patrick’s Day Parade held Downtown on March 12th. We’re hoping this year brings sunnier skies than last year’s cold and rainy parade day! We’ll also be heading downtown on St. Patrick’s Day to celebrate all the green festivities. Follow our adventures all day on twitter and check back often for updated photos in our gallery. Check out last  year’s St. Patty’s Day photos here.

Would you like to see us at your event? Send your suggestions to!

Posted: February 17th, 2011

The Home & Garden Show is a sure sign of spring and we’re looking forward to it! Our Street View team will be taking photos at the event held February 24-27 at the Bayfront Convention Center and setting up a photo booth. We’ll be there to answer questions you have about or our Street View team. While you’re there, take a moment to sign-up for our Daily Deal emails and save at some of your favorite locations in Erie!

Posted in: Photo Booths
Posted: February 10th, 2011

Phil didn’t spot his shadow which means spring is near…and just in time to think about camping and enjoying the outdoors this spring and summer! Our Street View team is looking forward to the RV, Camping & Powersport Spectacular being held at the Bayfront Convention Center this Thursday – Sunday. Stop by our photo booth at the event, say hello, and get your picture taken. We’ll see you there!

A member of our Street View team will also be at Winterfest Sunday held at Frontier Park. Enjoy sledding, tubing, snow boarding, games, music, horse-drawn wagon rides, ice carving and a recycled sled contest.  Best of all, cost is free!

Posted in: Photo Booths

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